Bangladesh beat India in women’s Asia Cup final

Women`s Asia Cup: India outclass Pakistan to reach final

However, two defeats inside a week against Bangladesh, to whom India have never lost in either format before this tournament, indeed is a wake-up call.

India though suffered early blows in chase of a below-par 73 as left-arm spinner Anam Amin dismissed Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma for no-scores.

Earlier, in the day, Smriti Mandhana (7 runs off 12 balls) along with Mithali Raj (11 runs off 18 balls) opened the Indian innings, however, the duo failed to give India a decent start.

The spinners played a major role in the powerplay as Indian batters struggled. They got 33 from the first six overs and importantly, didn't lose any wickets. Patil turned around with the Bangladeshi fielder having the ball in her hand and changed her direction on the pitch to obstruct the ball's path of hitting the wicket. Khadija Tul Kubra and Rumana Ahmed claimed two wickets each whereas Salma Khatun and Jahanara Alam bagged one wicket apiece. India restricted their arch-rivals to 72 for 7 in 20 overs after losing the toss. In reply, India had to wait for the first wicket till 35 runs but Poonam Yadav's four-for kept India battling and alive in the contest. Kaur scored the highest 56.

Bangladesh, though, were still well in the contest and there were important contributions from nearly all of their middle-order batters - Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed and Nigar Sultana. There were two wickets in the final over, which was bowled by Harmanpreet.

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But the fact that the match continued till the last ball is testament of the effort that the bowlers put after the batters contributed with just 112 runs when put in to bat first.

While their potent spin attack is capable of causing trouble to oppositions, India need to be wary of in-form opener Shamima Sultana and their unsafe vice-captain, Rumana. After reducing India to a paltry 112/9 in 20 overs, Bangladesh achieved the required target with three wickets to spare.It was a collective effort by the Bangladeshi team as nearly all the bowlers contributed to team's success. Needing 4 off 4, Rumana took a single. India women had won the previous six editions of the Asia Cup.

But thereafter the defending champions did not look back as the left-right combo of Smriti and Harmanpreet forged a brilliant 65-run third wicket stand to take the side within sniffing distance of victory.

Going in to the final, India will be wary of Bangladesh's prowess, having lost to them in the league stages and would aim to avenge the humiliation en-route to their seventh consecutive title.

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